I’ve posted a few times about Pastor Greg Fairrington of Destiny Church in Rocklin, California because he’s never taken the pandemic seriously. He blamed church closures on “liberal crazies and Satan” instead of COVID. Multiple churchgoers allegedly tested positive for COVID. He celebrated that outbreak by saying “the favor of God is on this house!”
But let’s not forget that his wife is just as awful a human being.
Over the weekend, Kathy Fairrington claimed that wearing masks was part of a government plan to persecute Christians.
During a service yesterday, pastor Kathy Fairrington said, "Isolation is a tool of war… And covering your mouth, that is what the enemy wants to do, that's what government wants to do now. He wants to shut the mouths of Christians, of believers." #ChristianPersecutionComplex pic.twitter.com/FYtag2YVtj
— Christian Nightmares (@ChristnNitemare) March 15, 2021
… I have seen the tears in your eyes at how essential walking into the church doors — fellowship with one another, encouragement of one another, hope with one another — because isolation is a tool of war. That is a tool of the enemy of war. And covering your mouth? That is what the enemy wants to do. That’s what government wants to do now. He wants to shut the mouth of Christians, of believers.
And it is more important than ever that the church learn to use their mouth to proclaim things into the air, to proclaim things into the atmosphere, to defeat the enemy.
Imagine how delusional you have to be to think that wearing a face mask is some kind of personal attack on your faith. No wonder white evangelicals are the least likely religious group to say they’ll get vaccinated. When they’re brainwashed like this at church, let’s not be surprised when they’re too ignorant to understand how public health works.
For what it’s worth, plenty of pastors have worn masks, delivered sermons via a livestream, and have had no problem getting their message out to those who wanted to hear it. They wore masks because they cared about the people around them — including their congregations — a lot more than the Fairringtons do. The Fairringtons don’t care if people around them suffer; their actions prove it.
It says a lot about the weakness of their faith that they don’t think they could survive a temporary transition online even in the midst of a deadly pandemic.
(via Christian Nightmares)